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Reading & Northern’s 20th Anniversary SD38 #2003

EMD’s SD38 made a name for itself in heavy drag freights and busy hump yards from the hills of Minnesota to the sprawling yards of the Northeast. Though production numbers were small compared to the similar SD40, many of these locomotives would change hands several times over their long careers – some of which continue […]

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Switchback Switching The Reading & Northern Keyser Valley Branch

Tuesdays and Wednesdays bring a little something different to the 6-day a week operations on the Reading & Northern Keyser Valley Branch. On September 24 & 25, 2019, I spent some time with the PISB Train crews while they worked a small switchback extension to their branch.. The “Switchback Track” as I call it has […]

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The History of Norfolk Southern’s Heritage Units

In 2012, The Norfolk Southern painted 20 brand new locomotives into the classic paint schemes of its predecessor railroads to celebrate its own 30th anniversary as a railroad. The Heritage Units, as they’re known, were not the first of their kind, but never before in the history of railroading had such an ambitious, historical project […]

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